Tuesday, March 29, 2011

what's new

wow, i can't believe that march is already almost over! this time of year always seems to move so fast, and i'm glad, because it gets us that much further away from the end of winter, which always seems to drag. we've had a busy week. let's see... i did a little spring cleaning, which included a major mopping of all the floors. yikes, that mop water was black! (note to self, i need to mop more often!) we've been working on sleep training again with malcolm, via a little bribery, but more on that in a later post.

on thursday we were pleased to find out that alanna has been selected to attend an early college high school program at
nc state university starting this fall. she will be going into the ninth grade (which is high school out here) and this program will allow her to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit at nc state university (for FREE) at the conclusion of this five year program. this is a brand new school, so alanna will be one of the first fifty six students in the county ever to have been given an opportunity like this. we are beyond thrilled! alanna... well she's not as excited as the rest of us, but we hope that once she visits the campus and then when the school year begins, that she will change her mind and realize what a wonderful and rare opportunity she has been chosen to be apart of. fingers crossed. i know how hard it is to start at a new school where you might not know anyone, but she will be fine. she is always good at making new friends.

let's see, what else... oh yeah, malcolm is almost completely potty trained! hooray! no more money wasted on diapers! we've been working on this since the weekend. saturday and sunday he had a few accidents at home, sunday and monday he also peed while at the park (which made him so sad) but he did really well while we were out running errands etc. and all day today he did not pee his pants at all. we even went to marbles, and drove to danny's parents house and back (45 min. each way), and he held it well the whole time. he is still using pull-ups at night, but most mornings it is dry, so we are making great strides and i could not be happier. i'm so proud of how big and smart he is getting. he's such an amazing little dude

here are a few random photos from the week:

malcolm and i watched this buzzard (turkey vulture) enjoy a nice meal of roadkill on the street in front of our neighbor's house. it was pretty gnarly. he was definitely the largest wild bird i have ever been so close to, yikes!  
r.i.p mr. squirrel :(

i went to work for a few hours on saturday, and i got to spend part of my shift with this amazing dog! cuda is a local celebrity of sorts, and she came to our store to do a fundraiser, "kiss a cuda!", to help out two rescue dogs that we currently have up for adoption. i haven't really posted about the store on my blog yet, so here you go: it's the cutest locally owned jewelry & accessories boutique you'll ever see. my boss is a true dog lover and is constantly rescuing dogs in the area (many are pit mixed), so we quite often have a dog in-house. she puts out so much of her time, heart, and money to help place these furry friends in their forever homes, which truly makes her happy. it's pretty awesome to go to work and be surrounded by such good energy. "we sell jewelry and rescue dogs!" my job rules.

here are a few links you can check out if you want to know more:
cat banjo on facebook
cuda on facebook

malcolm kissing cuda!

showing off his new underoo's! he chose super hero squad :)

sunday evening we met up with danny's family for dinner to celebrate the news that alanna had been selected. vicky & dan gave her a very generous gift, and made her this huge cookie, plus another giant one for the rest of us to enjoy. it was a nice time.   

1 comment:

  1. Cuda is crazy cute!!

    ps- good look with the sleep training!!